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The Court Reporter Summer 2017 Kings County Museum

Kings Historical Society Board of Directors 2017-2018

Summer is going out, and we’re welcoming Fall in at the Kings County Museum.

President - Maynard Stevens Past and Vice President - Kelly Bourassa Secretary - Jean Gibson Collins Treasurer—Dave Ritcey Curator - Bria Stokesbury Office Manager - Kate MacInnes Adams

The Kings County Museum is OPEN June Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM July and August Monday– Saturday 9AM-4PM September-December 15th Monday—Friday 9AM-4PM CLOSED Dec 16th 2016 -March 2018

Break out your dancing shoes, the Soldier’s Social is coming soon! Travel back to the 1940’s and spend some time remembering our WWII Veterans with a night of music, theatre, dance, and food at the Cornwallis Inn Ballroom on October 27th 2017. This year’s line up includes: “The Andrews Sisters” ReWind DanceTime Centre Stage actors and more... Tickets Members: 25 Non-members: $30


Summer 2017

The Kings County Museum welcomed back Rebecca Davison in July. Rebecca is returning for a second year working with the museum as a summer student and we are excited to have her back. Rebecca, along with her fellow summer students Patrick Madden and Ellen Lewis, will be returning to school at the end of August but until then they are having loads of fun! Here they are promoting our October Fundraiser “The Soldiers Social” At the Kentville market.

The Travels of the Canada 150 Chair Sparks Special Memories for One Participant Canada 150 Chair by Delaine Carleson “When My fathers grandparents lived in Lake Echo, which is outside of Dartmouth, my father spent his summers there playing, growing up and fishing the river. When he married he and my mom settled down to raise their family in Lake Echo, so I spent much of my childhood playing, growing up and fishing the river. My father passed away seven years ago and his memorial spot, where we the family think of, visit and cherish is back river road. Thank you to the Kings County Museum staff for lending their 150 chair, with me, and the spirit of my father it has gone back river road where we can imagine him “Gone Fishing” near Lake Echo” “There's a wonderful serendipitous story behind this photo. When first setting up the 150 Chair, hat and fishing rod, I stepped back a couple of paces to take a look. As I turned around this lovely little bird hopped out of the tree, took a moment to stop where the chair was resting and surveyed the scene. I snapped a photo just before he flew away. I researched what kind of bird it is and found it is a White-throated sparrow, who's song, it turns out, is likened to "Oh sweet Canada"! Lake Echo” Lake Echo, Nova Scotia July 2017 Images courtesy of Delaine Carleson 2

New Additions to the Canada 150 Exhibit currently showing until December 2017 include: Symbols of Canada Much of the early commercial history of this country was built on the fur trade due in large part of the European demand for felt hats made from beaver fur. The Hudson’s Bay Company (now known as HBC) was chartered in 1670 and is Canada’s oldest company. One of the symbols of the Hudson’s Bay Company (the iconic point blanket) was used to barter for furs. Hunting and trapping was an important source of revenue not just in the North but locally as well. A Local Trapper with Hudson’s Bay Company Connections Marshall Anthony Wellwood (1932-2006) learned to hunt and trap from his father Anthony. He spent his life living on the Lakewood Road with his wife Helen and his family. Although he worked for the Municipality he enjoyed the old traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping and utilized his skills to make extra income to support his family. He sold fur (including otter and muskrat) to the Hudson’s Bay Company and was acknowledged with awards for his outstanding pelts. Mr. Wellwood’s sister Patricia Whiting donated these items in recognition of her brother and his skills, which so truly reflect the early history of this country. Featured below is a photograph of Marshall Anthony Wellwood and one of his sister Patricia Whiting who donated artifacts from her brother’s work as a trapper in Kings County.



Heritage & Culture Family Fun Day Photo Album Prescott House Museum Saturday July 29, 2017 On Saturday July 29th Heritage and Cultural groups came together on the lovely grounds of the Prescott House Museum to celebrate our rich cultural and heritage backgrounds and to dream of our future. It was a fun-filled day of wagon rides, entertainment, games and activities, heritage displays and free admission to historic Prescott House. This event was a collaborate effort of the Kings Hants Heritage Connection and the New Minas Sunrise Rotary Club. The day was made possible by grants to celebrate Canada 150 through both the Federal and Provincial governments and a hard working dedicated group of folks from KHHC and Rotary Sunrise. A full album of digital images can be enjoyed at :


“Bon Voyage� In recent months several long serving museum directors have left the field to pursue new interests. In the Valley the former Director of the Admiral Digby Museum and in Middleton the Director of the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum have moved on after close to 20 years of dedicated work in the heritage community. Featured here (left) are Sheryl Stanton formerly of the Digby Museum and (right) Sherry Griffin from the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum. Both women served on various heritage boards and committees during their tenures and added greatly to the preservation and promotion of heritage and culture in their respective areas. They will be greatly missed by their colleagues.

What's in a Name? Names are a very important part of forming an identity, and leaving behind a legacy. Names are one of the first things we look for when doing genealogical research, and they help us connect with generations past and make those who lived before us feel a little more real. The names given to towns, cities, villages, and things like rivers are equally important and help to tell the background of a specific area by connecting us with that history. As time moves on, the stories about why places were given specific names are being forgotten and we are left with missing pieces of the historical puzzle of Kings County. A local project to compile a database of Kings County Place names has been started by Paul Illsley, and your help would be greatly appreciated. Paul has created a website that you can use to provide any information about why areas around kings county were given specific names.


WITNESSES TO A NEW NATION Exhibit Curated by the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia Showing at the Kings County Museum, 37 Cornwallis street, Kentville from August 18 until September 22, 2017. The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia in conjunction with other Heritage Societies throughout the province, supporters from varied walks of life, and sponsors are presenting a photographic exhibition of buildings which witnessed the birth of Confederation and continue to inspire us 150 years later.

Featured buildings and their stories are illustrative of the varied cultural groups who made Nova Scotia their home. Residences, both humble and grand, places of worship, commercial and industrial structures and public buildings will all be represented; providing an insight into both the evolving lifestyles of the populace, the contributions made to the Province and Canada by their owners and the impact many of these buildings had and continue to have in their communities. Many lovely buildings from Our Summer Student Ellen enjoys the new Exhibit Kings County have been featured including: the Jeremiah Calkin House (Grand Pre), the Judge Elisha DeWolfe House (Wolfville) and the Stage Coach Inn (Kentville). The goal is to increase awareness of Nova Scotia’s proud history through the windows of our built heritage. To learn more visit our website ( and follow us on Facebook.

Curator Bria Stokesbury and Office Manager Kate MacInnes-Adams standing in front of the exhibit (left) and guests attending the opening of the exhibit (right). 6

New to the Kings County Museum As Ever, a book complied and published by John Bishop Grant tells the story of Harold Fletcher Bishop, a solider during the First World War. The story is told through the letters that Bishop sent home while serving overseas, while later hands also provide historical context to clarify terms and locations mentioned throughout Bishop’s notes home. It is a compelling read, and offers an account of hardships, loss, and happiness that occurred overseas during a turbulent and hard time in World history. $20

Gone Fishing written by Ed Coleman is a book that features advice, stories, and tales of a life long fisher. Ed’s book is set on the banks of the riverside of Kings County Nova Scotia and although his goal was to write a memoir about catching fish, Ed has reeled in his audience with his compelling writing style and interesting tales. Published by the Kings Historical Society ,$20

Foot Steps, The Descendants of Robert Foot 1762-1848 by Hazel Foot with Margaret Ann Jorgensen provides a detailed genealogy of the Foot family starting in 1762 and continuing to 1994. This book is 315 pages long and is a great resource for anyone looking to do genealogical research on the Foot family. An addendum from1995present is planned and we will let you know when it is in print. $30

Affairs with Old Houses, Personal Stories about Preserving Heritage Houses in Nova Scotia edited by Pat Lotz chronicles a variety of stories about owners and houses from Nova Scotia, and the trials and tribulations of owning and restoring old houses. The book includes accounts from fifteen different buildings and owners and is a must read for any fan of built heritage. $20 7

Kings Historical Society Monthly Membership Meeting Schedule 2017 th

Sept (Tuesday Sept 26 ) History of Medicine in Kings County 1761-1962” An examination of medical treatments, training and medicine, the establishment of community hospitals, and the work of physicians and surgeons. With Dr. Marble: Chair of the Medical History Society of Nova Scotia October 24th “Heels and Baby Faces: A History of Professional Wrestling in Kings County” with guest speakers Kirk Staratt and Maynard Stevens. November 28 “A Pictorial Tour of WWI Battlefields” with photographer Justine Macdonald.

December 5 KHS Members Christmas Party

“Sophia’s Story” Opens at North Mountain United Tapestry

Sophia Parker

On Sunday August 20th North Mountain United Tapestry in Harbourville opened their exhibit “Sophia’s Story” . The garments are those of Sophia Parker who lived in Harbourville at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit looks absolutely wonderful, and we would encourage anyone with an interest in textiles to go visit it. North Mountain United Tapestry has extended their sincere thanks for the help and support that the Kings Historical Society, especially the Textile Committee (Ruth Butler, Barb Gerrits, Helen Seymour, and Susan Cargill,) have showed them during the process of launching their new exhibit.

Kings County Museum Favourite Turns 97 Ray Smyth, a frequent and always welcome guest to the Kings County Museum, turned 97 years old this August. Ray always has a story to share, and has won over the hearts of the members, staff, and volunteers of the Kings Historical Society with his kind and charming way. Happy Birthday Ray, here’s to another great year and more to come! 8

Canada 150 Exhibit now Open

Meet William Henry Chipman The AntiConfederation voice of Kings County

Maud Lewis The Kings Historical Society will be hosting artist Andrew John Milne on September 22nd at the Kings County Museum. Andrew is an Interdisciplinary artist who can often be found traveling in his Museum of New Ideas. The Museum of New Ideas, a traveling museum and photo studio inside of a transport van, aims to inspire visitors and provide a space for interaction. Andrew works with a variety of media and intermingles new media, film photography, and performance into his work. Andrew is also the artist responsible for Uncommon Common Art’s stop number 16 which consists of the three art installations throughout Kentville. The Kings Historical Society invites you to join Andrew for a talk about his art, and to see The Museum of New Ideas. 9

Canada 150 Chair

Now available from the Kings County Museum High Resolution Colour copies of the A.F. Church Map By section or community

Kings County is divided into 14 numbered districts. Each district has been scanned at a very high resolution so that, if desired, specific areas can be enlarged from the original scan while maintaining the original sharpness and clarity. 8 x 10 scans are available from the Museum for $15. Custom 8 x 10s can be specially ordered through the Museum for $15. These scans are also available as 8x10 scans matted (black) for $25.

Now open on our main floor.


In Memoriam “There are always flowers for those that want to see them” - Henri Matisse During this past spring and early summer the museum family lost three women who were long time supporters of the museum, and made a special contribution to the Kings Historical Society in their own special way. On February 9th Rose Malpass passed away in Halifax. Rose, along with her sister Lorna Evans, was a fixture at our special events for many years lending a helping hand. Following the loss of Ron Illsley Rose completed the research and editing of his history of Berwick, a project that was a major addition to the local history of the County. On May 22 Annette Mackenzie passed away in Kentville. Though small in stature she was a big presence attending many of the events held at the museum over the past 30 plus years with a smile that would light up a room. In July we lost Jeanne Bennett who joined the volunteer group later in life as a greeter at the museum but quickly won hearts for her sweet nature, caring manner, and skill as a wonderful baker! Despite their loss we are reminded by the memories of having worked with them and time spent with them that there is much to enjoy and love about the world if only we take the time to appreciate it. Our deepest condolences are extended to the families of Rose, Annette, and Jeanne.

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recounts his personal view of serving in the Second World War as a “craftsman” – a soldier who worked behind the front lines at various tasks to keep everything running smoothly. These soldiers acted as engineers, electricians, and mechanics, among other jobs, and Hansford’s account captures what it was like for him and other craftsmen. $15.00 plus 10. S&H, only 1 copy left.

Books for Sale

Gone Fishing by Ed Coleman— A Chronicle of stores from the river banks in Kings County NS. A must read for the fishing fanatic, or those interested in Kings County rivers and landscapes. $20 plus $7 S&H Gaspereau: A River Runs Through It, by L. Ross Potter - This book with its authentic stories, its many pictures, and genealogical data, gives an excellent view into the past, and preserves so much for posterity. Its easy styles and entertaining, informative content will appeal to the interests of a wide range of readers. $40. plus $12. S&H.

Ordering Information

Planter Nova Scotia: 1760-1810. The year 2010 marked the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the New England Planters in Nova Scotia. Follow the history of these people who played an important role in Nova Scotian, and Canadian history. There are four different books in the series, all by Julian Gwyn. Each one is on a different township, Horton, Cornwallis, Newport, and Falmouth. $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping ($8.00 for 4 books).

Books and CDs may be ordered by e-mail or by phone, (902) 678-6237. or on line If you wish to mail your order, our address is: The Kings County Museum, 37 Cornwallis Street, Kentville NS, Canada, B4N 2E2. Payment will be received by cash, cheque, money order, Master Card ,Visa. And Pay Pal. If you are making payment by credit card please enclose the credit card number and the expiry date. Please add the appropriate shipping and handling fees.

If all four volumes purchased at same time $25.00 plus $8.00 S&H.

As Ever, by John Bishop Grant– A collection of WWI letters written by Harold Fletcher Bishop from 1915-1919 while he was overseas during WWI. The book also includes a historical context for the areas Harold was stationed, and a condensed Bishop family tree. $20 plus $10 Shipping.

Hannibal Hoops - Hannibal Hoops follows the story of a young slave boy born on a plantation in South Carolina. During the American Revolution he ends up in Nova Scotia where he chases his dream of returning to his people’s homeland, Sierra Leone. By: Gordon M. Haliburton. $20.00 plus $7.00 S&H.

Affairs With Old Houses—This very readable and highly enjoyable book chronicles the experiences of an eclectic selection of owners and older houses around Nova Scotia. $20 plus $12 shipping and handling.

The Nova Scotia Eatons - A genealogical record of the local Eaton family that dates back all the way to the year 1640. By: Charles Ernest Eaton. $5.00 plus $14.00 S&H.

Burnt Lands, Lockshoes, Shivarees – Historical Sketches on Kings County, by Ed Coleman. This book is a collections of historic sketches that Ed wrote for local newspapers over the past 20 years. The book, 193 pages covers a variety of topics and includes a number of local postcards. Cost is $21.99 plus S&H $8.00.

Small Communities, Big Dreams - The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival celebrates a unique way of life that relies on the tenets of hard work, good fun, faith, and rural values. This book celebrates 75 years of Apple Blossom history, a local festival that has a special place in the hearts of many. $21.00 plus $4.00 S&H. Nova Scotia’s Golden Age of Sail - This map of Nova Scotia shows where important ports were, lighthouse locations, where pirate’s treasures were buried, and even sea monsters and a ghost ship sighting happened! $1.00 plus $2.00 shipping.

Building for Justice - In this beautifully illustrated volume, James W. MacNutt, Q.C. has succeeded in compelling us to look at courthouses in a different way. Building for Justice is a celebration of a monumental architecture that, along with the buildings of church and state, forms one of the cornerstones of our society. The cost is $32.00 and includes shipping.

Second Chance - Life in Nova Scotia during the American Revolution by Glenn Ells. $20.00 plus $5.00 S&H.

Comfort Me with Apples— A book chronicling the history of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association starting from 1863-2013, and stories from apple growers. $20 plus $10 S&H

Starting Over - Acadians and New England Planters in Nova Scotia in the 1760s by Glenn Ells. $20 plus $5.00 shipping. Kings County Schools. A brief history of schools and school sections in Kings County, Nova Scotia compiled by Nelson Labor and Linda Hart. $25.00 plus $8.00 S&H. . Planter Chronicles - The Planter Chronicles contain 76 pages of articles and photographs telling some of the stories of the New England Planters. These stories are reproduced from previous KHS publications; "Historic Kings County", "The Kings County Vignettes", Volumes 1 – 10 and some new articles as well. $10 plus $4.00 S&H.

Verses From The Valley by Gordon Hansford. Gordon has a keen sense of humour and a talent for seeing beauty and interest in everything from a ugly earwig to his military experience. These interests are reflected in this book of Gordon’s poetry and sketches. Cost is $12.99 plus S&H $6.00. Grist From The Mills – a History of Sheffield Mills by Sheffield Mills Women’s Institute. This book was originally printed in1967 and printed again in 2012. This interesting history of the village of Sheffield Mills, Kings County has been a popular book. Cost $25.00 plus S&H $8.00.

Kings Co., NS, Quiz Book - How much do you know about Kings County, NS? Challenge yourself and others with the quizzes in this book. $5.00 plus $4.00 shipping.

Foot Step— A book chronicling the defendants of Robert Foot starting with the first generation 1762 in Scotland and ending with the eighth generation 1986 in Berwick. $30 plus $18.00 S&H.

Historic Kings County - A special presentation of the Kings Historical Society, this book looks at the history of Kings County through pictures and stories. Its 66 pages are filled with the history of 35 Kings County communities. Some one hundred photographs from the files of the Kings County Museum's photo archives make this an outstanding presentation of our heritage. $3.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

From the Brow to the Bay - This book chronicles the family and community history of Woodlawn, Burlington and Viewmount on the North Mountain, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Settled in the early 1800’s, these Fundy shore communities have seen vast changes in the landscape and way of life. $40.00 plus $18.00 S&H.

Camp Aldershot – Brent Fox, well-known authority on military history, covers the history of the camp from 1904 through to the 1980s. Text and pictures. 24 pages. $5.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

A Craftsman Remembers, by Gordan Hansford - One man


Township Books of Kings County - Contains data for Aylesford Township, Cornwallis Township, and Horton Township. Over 7500 names, indexed, 157 pages.$25.00 plus $10.00 S&H. Also available as a CD. The information on the CD is in two formats: access database and a text file that can be converted to a word program, spreadsheet or data base program. $25.00 plus $2:00 shipping. Memories of Coldbrook, N.S. - Marie Bishop writes about her early years in Coldbrook with write-ups on 50 Coldbrook families; 356 pictures, maps, 270 pages. $30.00 plus $10.00 S&H.

Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie - The “Expulsion of the Acadians” or “le Grand Dérangement” is one of the saddest chapters in the history of the colonial struggle between Britain and France. This is the story of Evangeline and Gabriel, two young Acadians who were cruelly separated on the very day in which they were to be wed. Evoking both the geography and the spirit of “La Belle Acadie,” Longfellow’s sweeping tale takes us from the tide-washed shores of Nova Scotia’s Minas basin, across the the vast breadth of 18th-century America, from the Louisiana bayous to the foothills of the Ozarks, to its final, heart-wrenching conclusion in the plague-ridden poorhouses of Philadelphia. The cost is $23.00 plus S&H.

Gypsum Royal Fleet by St. Clair Patterson A history of the transporting of gypsum from the quarries of Hants County and other parts of Nova Scotia to the manufacturing facilities in the United States $25

Our KHS documentary adventure on DVD Be transported back in time through

Churches of Kings County. Compiled by Linda Hart and Nelson Labor of the Community and Family History department. A brief history accompanies pictures of kings County churches $25 CDs Lineage linked database of "The History of Kings County" (Eaton). - This CD merges all the families mentioned in Eaton's book and shows the connecting links between individuals and families. $25:00 plus $2:00 S&H. Kings County Church Records. - over 10,000 records of births, marriages and burials taken from microfilm and put on 1 CD. These records are from many of the early churches in Kings County. .$25:00 plus $2:00 S&H. Kings County Vital Statistics. Produced by the Kings Historical Society, the CD contains the following statistics with instructions included. (1) Kings County Census 1871 - 1881, 1891 - 1901. (2) Kings County Cemeteries Records. (3) Kings County Marriages 1864 - 1909. (4) Annapolis Valley Births & deaths 1864 - 1877. (5) Kings County Deeds 1764 - 1951 (6) Kings County Probate Records 1785 - 1950. $99.00 plus $2.00 S&H .

Clara’s Rib– The true story of a young girl growing up in a Ontario tuberculosis hospital in the 40’s and ‘50’s. Readers of all ages will be drawn into the evolving seasons of Clara’s life of courage, faith, pranks, laughter, first love, despair and hope. $25.00 plus shipping. Berwick– A wonderful collection of pictures, clippings, and information on the history and families of Berwick Nova Scotia. Compiled by Ron Illsley $25 plus shipping.

Cemeteries of Kings County, NS. - All 100 Kings County cemeteries with complete inscriptions - a zipped CD for PC or Mac. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Census of Kings Co. -Census data for 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 (on one CD). $25. plus $2. S&H.

The Harbourville Connection-This book covers Harbourville, and heads along the shore in both directions to Morden and Black Rock, then down into the Valley to Somerset. There are lots of pictures, tales of pirates on Isle Haute, the infamous Robinson murder case, ships sinking –“more on the shipping of apples and potatoes, farm produce – everything,” $15.00 plus shipping.

Marriages in Kings County, NS - 1864-1909 5,964 records giving bride, groom, age and parents. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H Probate Records for Kings Co. - 1784-1949 - Over 25,000 records. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

Times to Remember– Major R.G. “Bill” Thexton CD Some recollections of four and a half years of service with the Nova Scotian Regiment. $20 plus shipping

Index to Kings County deeds 1764 - 1951 - $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Acadian Church Records 1680-1757 and Acadian Census 1671-1758 $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Township Books of Kings County - Contains data for Aylesford Township, Cornwallis Township, and Horton Township. Over 7500 names, indexed, 157 pages. The information on the CD is in two formats: access database and a text file that can be converted to a word program, spreadsheet or data base program. The cost is $25.00 plus $2:00 S&H (Also available as a book - see above) Acadian Church Records 1680-1757 and Acadian Census 1671-1758 - plus many Acadian maps. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

Township Books of Kings County - Contains data for Aylesford Township, Cornwallis Township, and Horton Township. Over 7500 names, indexed, 157 pages. The information on the CD is in two formats: access database and a text file that can be converted to a word program, spreadsheet or data base program. The cost is $25.00 plus $2:00 S&H (Also available as a book).

West Novas– Thomas H. Raddall This well-written 326 page hard covered book required detailed collaboration with West Nova war veterans to arrive at a true picture of what happened inside the Regiment during WW11. Almost every chapter provides examples of the battlefield bravery of individual soldiers and officers by name. Included are 42 pages of wartime photos and maps. First published 1947. $30.00 plus shipping. Aunt Toni’s Diary– Excerpts from the diary of Toni Musial (1947-1951) who was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 13. Written and compiled by her niece Marilyn Jones, the book also gives a brief history of the Nova Scotia Sanatorium in Kentville, Nova Scotia. $15

Births, Deaths 1864-1877, Annapolis Valley. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

Vital Stat CD. Contains all the above information $99

re-enactments of wrecked sailors slogging through the Minas Mud, and a riveting courtroom sequence filmed at Ross Farm. Join the documentary’s narrator, Kelly Bourassa as he searches the banks of the Canard River for evidence of the 1760 wreck of the brigantine The Montague.

Glenn’s Life According to Glenn -Glenn S. Ells Glenn describes the life of a poor farm boy born in the 1930s, his fortunate choice of parents, his education, his years with his wife Leta and his family, his forays into politics and writing and some of his observations on life. $20 plus S&H A Place to Belong– Lind Hart .A history of Brooklyn Corner Kings County Nova Scotia $20 plus S&H Devils Half Acre – Mabel G. Nichols A comprehensive look at Kentville’s past through photographs and stories $25 plus $12 / Shipping Facebook: Kings County Museum

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Kings Historical Society Donations 2017

We sincerely thank the following people for their kind donations in support of the Kings Historical Society and the Kings County Museum.

Donations * Lana Ashby* William Fanning * Jim and Bev Stewart* Elinor

Benjamin and Ronald Richards for OBED Fest * Town of Kentville * Municipality of the County of Kings*

In Memory

In memory of Erna Sawler—Bria and Liz Stokesbury, Gordon and Helen Hansford, Bill and Bernice Naylor In memory of Bev Sawler— Bria Stokesbury, Garry Pittman, Lewis Sawler,

Georgina Mahar Carling, Bill and Bernice Naylor, Nelson Labor, Gordon and Helen Hansford In memory of Jan Takach—Gordon and Helen Hansford In memory of Bud Atkinson—Doris Illsley, Bria Stokesbury, Gordon and Helen Hansford, Dorothy Robbins

Importance of Sponsorship Program Please consider donating to our 2017 campaign.

In 2004 we launched our Sponsorship Program. Sponsorship donations contribute to our heating, utilities, cleaning and maintenance supplies, exhibits and preservation of collections. We wish to thank all the Kings Historical Society members and friends who continue to help by donating to our Sponsorship Program, and encourage others to participate. For more information see our web page at and click on “Sponsor”.

In memory of Pauline Worthylake —Bria Stokesbury, Gordon and Helen Hansford,

In memory of Clinton MacInnes—Adeline MacInnes In memory of Rose Malpass— Bria Stokesbury, Nancy Crane, David and Melissa

Ritcey, Doris Illsley, Helen Burns, Geneva and Laurie Conrad, Shirley Lantz, Joan and Hugh Crowell, Charles Woodworth, Elizabeth Pettet, Dorothy Walker Robbins In memory of Emory Redden—Doris Illsley In memory of Bob Naylor—Doris Illsley In memory of Barb Spurr—Elizabeth Stokesbury In memory of Les Poulter—Bria Stokesbury In memory of Jeanne Bennett—Elizabeth Stokesbury, Greg and Avis Fox, Marilyn Burrell, Eleanor Morgan, Mary Cook, Lynn Manning, Timothy and Irene Eaton, Jim and Jackie Ivey, Alan Eaton In memory of Lillian Doucette—Judith Doucette Gift in Kind *Anna and Don Osburn * Shelly Fleckenstein * Wayne Macdonald* Fosters Fire Safety * Sylvia Jacquard * Planned Giving *Helen and Gordon Hansford * Special Corporate Donation - * The Ritcey Team * by way of the Ed Coleman Fishing Book Thank you to all who contributed to our Sponsorship Program Bronze Sponsorship– Waterbury Newton * John M. Franey * MTC Insurance * Paddy’s Pub* Silver Sponsorship—RD Chisholm * Alice Newcombe * Lucy Traves Gold Sponsorship—Doris Illsley * Dorothy Robbins * Platinum Sponsorship–Gordon and Helen Hansford * Fred H. Houghton*


$20.00 per person $25.00 per couple $25.00 per organization $15.00 per Student with ID Membership is based on the Calendar year Make cheque payable to Kings Historical Society 37 Cornwallis Street Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 2E2

MEMORIAL DONATIONS In Memoriam donations may be made to the Kings Historical Society in memory of your loved one. This is a continuing way to honour friends or relatives, and provides much needed assistance to the Kings County Museum. * Charitable Tax Receipts are available for all donations.


Kings Historical Society Leave a Legacy We invite you to consider helping to preserve the heritage of Kings County through the planned giving of Cash gifts, Bequests, Gifts of Property, Gifts of Public Securities and Life Insurance There are major tax savings to be gained using any of the above. If you are interested in taking advantage of these options please speak to your estate planner advisor. 14

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